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Outage & Shelter Update 11 AM

Bangor Hydro Electric Company’s linecrews and crews from out of state are working as quickly and safely to restore power to those without. Unfortunately the devastation to the distribution system, along with the forecasted snowfall for the area (3-7 inches) have caused Bangor Hydro to push back their estimated restoration times for those still without power.

If you are still without power, please consider going to one of the over 20 shelters open throughout the state. For a full list click HERE

The Brewer Auditorium continues to act as a shelter for Penobscot County! There are 9 shelters open in Hancock County. They are:

Hancock Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Fire Station
Warming Center
37 Firefly Lane OPEN Warming Center will remain open indefinitely
Hancock Blue Hill Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Warming Center
18 Union Street OPEN Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
Hancock Brooklin Warming Center – Brooklin Fire Department
Warming Center
25 Bay Road OPEN Warming Center – Currently Open
Hancock Brooksville Brooksville Fire Department Warming Center
Warming Center
2199 Coastal Road OPEN Warming Center – Brooksville Fire Department – Currently Open
Hancock Bucksport Miles Lane School Warming Shelter
Warming Center
100 Miles Lane OPEN Warming Shelter – Miles Lane School – Currently Open
Hancock Ellsworth Ellsworth Middle School
Emergency Shelter
20 Forrest Avenue OPEN
Hancock Hancock Hancock Congregational Church
Warming Center
US Highway Route 1 OPEN Hancock Congregational Church Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
Hancock Orland Orland Fire Department Warming Center
Warming Center
91 School House Road OPEN Orland Fire Department – Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
Hancock Sullivan Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center
Warming Center
US Highway Route 1 OPEN Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD

For the latest live Bangor Hydro Electric Outage Map click HERE

Here’s the 11 AM Update

Description of Event: Icing
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 11,553
Hancock: 6870
Northern Penobscot/Piscataquis County: 1
Penobscot: 3981
Washington: 701
Restoration Details: NOTE: ADJUSTED OUTAGE COUNTS FROM PREVIOUS ALERTBangor Hydro Electric Company continues its around-the-clock efforts to get customers restored following this week’s ice storm, causing the most damage to the system since the Ice Storm of 1998. Important notes:Estimated restoration times have been adjusted in light of the extensive system damage our crews are finding in the field. We’re now looking at restoration times as follows:

Washington County -end of day Saturday
Bangor/Penobscot County – end of day Sunday
Hancock County – end of day Wednesday

Inclement weather, poor travel conditions and additional falling limbs onto power lines could cause additional outages and delay restoration efforts further.

Crews have been working around-the-clock through the Christmas holiday to get customers restored. Although we appreciate customers’ thoughtfulness in offering food and warm beverages to line and tree trimming crews, we’re asking that customers please refrain from approaching crews working in the field. When distracted it delays restoration times and diverts their attention and focus on safety.

As some outages stretch into day five, we understand that customers are frustrated. Please do not attempt to remove trees from lines; there is no way to know by just looking at a line if it is energized. It is never safe to touch a downed line or a tree in contact with one.

Please be certain that generators are properly installed and are not back-feeding into the electrical system. That is very dangerous for crews working on nearby power lines.

External crews continue their support of Bangor Hydro line workers and tree trimming crews; 75 line works arrived from New Jersey over Christmas to lend a hand.

If customers are unsure if their outage is in the system they are encourages to call our customer service center at (207) 947-2414 to confirm. Employees from across the company are stepping in to help answer phones in the call center.

Other Related Information: Customers may report additional outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-800-440-1111
Estimated Time of Service Restoration: Washington County – end of day Saturday
Bangor/Penobscot County- end of day Sunday
Hancock County- end of day WednesdayInclement weather, poor travel conditions and additional falling limbs onto power lines could cause additional outages and delay restoration efforts further.
Estimated Time of Next Bangor Hydro Update: 4:00 p.m.

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